TechUP Team to win Diversity and Inclusion Award

    Congratulation to the TechUP Team for winning the Diversity and Inclusion Award which is sponsored by OPENCASt and was received on 14/10/2020. The Award was presented to the team for their efforts in introducing a programme to retrain women, particularly those from minority backgrounds, within technology subjects. Many congratulations! Dynamites Virtual Awards 2020…

Louise Hooper

Job Title: Human Rights Barrister Affiliation: Garden Court Chambers Websites: Louise Hooper | Louise Hooper – Garden Court Chambers

Adah Parris

Title: Futurist, Cultural Strategist, Artist. Affiliation: -ism.Earth Websites: adahparris.com | -ism.earth  

It’s Ada Lovelace Day :)

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 13th) is Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) which is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women…

Filipe Pereira to have his paper accepted at the core A conference of SIGCSE21

  Congratulations to Filipe Dwan Pereira and his co-authors  Francisco Pires, Samuel Cristo da Fonseca, Alexandra I. Cristea, Elaine H. T. Oliveira, Leandro Carvalho and David Fernandes for getting their paper entitled “Towards a Human-AI hybrid system for categorising programming problems” accepted. The paper will be presented at the conference of the Special Interest Group…

Seminar: Forecasting for big data: Does suboptimality matter?

Speaker: Dr. NIKOLOPOULOS, KONSTANTINOS from Durham University Title: Forecasting for big data: Does suboptimality matter? Abstract: Traditionally, forecasters focus on the development algorithms to identify optimal models and sets of parameters, optimal in the sense of within-sample fitting. However, this quest strongly assumes that optimally set parameters will also give the best extrapolations. The problem…

Seminar: Using Gamification to create value in Business Models

Speaker: Dr. FERNANDES, KIRAN J. from Durham University Title: Using Gamification to create value in Business Models Abstract: Gamification is defined as using the motivational potential of digital game design to non-game environments. In this presentation, we specifically apply this concept to create and capture the value of a firm. We will discuss how firms…

Seminar: Computational modelling of neurotransmitter release

Speaker: Dr.Timofeeva Yulia from University of Warwick Title: Computational modelling of neurotransmitter release Abstract: Increases in concentration of free calcium ions (Ca2+) in presynaptic terminals of neuronal cells trigger vesicular release of neurotransmitters. Changes in Ca2+ concentration are primarily due to Ca2+ influx through voltage-gated calcium channels located at the plasma membrane and activated during an…